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UK2 Hosting Review

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Since, its establishment in 1999, UK2 has been a major player in the web hosting service. They have captured a good chunk of their local target market, the UK. The company has been profitable since first day and has sold million domain names. They also have hosted thousands of websites, around the world. It can be concluded that the company is one of the fastest and growing web hosting companies in UK. Being a reliable company, they have proven to provide top quality & professional services. Here is a detailed review of the company.

Editor’s Review

Website: www.uk2.net

Established: 1998

Services: Domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, dedicated servers, site builder, reseller hosting

Price, Hosting packages and plans: The prices of UK2 hosting plans are expensive compared to what the competition offer. Below are the prices for each plan:

Plans Starter Personal Business Business Cloud
Monthly Billing Cycle £3.95 (£4.74) £5.95 (£7.14) £14.95 (£17.94) £19.95 (£23.94)
Yearly Billing Cycle £1.95/m (£2.34) £4.95 (£5.94) £5.95 (£7.14) £12.95 (£15.54)
2 Yearly Billing Cycle £0.99/m (£1.18) £3.95 (£4.74) £4.95 (£5.94) £9.95 (£11.94)

* All the prices in blue are including VAT the prices in black are excluding VAT (which is 20%)

 

Control Panel: UK2.net offers cPanel as a Control Panel for managing user accounts. cPanel is the best control panel and most probably regarded as one of the best in the market.

Features: Uk2.net offers lots of 1-click install application, 24/7 customer support and lots of other features. Some of the features are:

Plan Starter Personal Business Business Cloud
Number of Websites 1 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Free Domain Names 0 1 3 3
Web Hosting Space 500MB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Traffic 1GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
POP / IMAP E-mail 5 Forwarders Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Google AdWords No £20 £30 £30
MySQL Databases 0 1 Unlimited Unlimited
Dedicated IP Address No No Yes Yes
FREE SSL Certificate Worth £35 No No Yes Yes
SSH No No Yes Yes
Choose Location No No No Yes
Uptime SLA No No No Yes
Lower Contention No No No Yes
Cloud Redundancy No No No Yes

UK2.net offer 30 days money back guarantee & also offers facebook integration which is quite different to what all of the other webhosts offers.

 

Customer Support: The only way of receiving technical support is via a ticket. There is no free or normal rate phone number that you can call. And there is no online chat for customer support. There is a 090x phone number that you can call but that is a premium rate phone number and costs £0.50/minute from a landline, it may cost you upto £1.50 per minute from a Mobile Phone. The company do have a free phone number and skype id you can call, but not for customer services; only for sales. They are going to lose a lot of business due to this. Support ticket response timing is faster during working hours (9AM – 5PM GMT) and slow during non-working hours (5PM – 9AM GMT).

 

Speed: UK2′s speed is absolutely great. A website currently hosted on UK2 (headley-village.com) was tested for speed on Pingdom tool and we got the following result.

This means if a webpage is 1MB in size, it would load in 3.28 seconds.

 

Reliability: Reliability wise, you cannot go wrong with UK2. They have one of the most fantastic uptime statistics.

 

Pros:

  • Reliable service quality
  • Fast servers
  • Facebook integration

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No toll free or even a normal charge phone support. Premium support phone number offered but costs a fortune.

 

Conclusion – Should you buy it?

Although we do not like their lack of toll free or normal charge support phone & their higher hosting plan charges, but their reliability and speed are impressive. So Which Hosting would neither recommend UK2 nor tell you to stay away from them, make sure you do your research before you go ahead and buy a web hosting plan.

 

Office:

UK-2 Limited
29th Floor
1 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London, E14 5DY

Contact:

Sales: (9am – 5:30pm GMT Monday to Friday)

Tel: +44 (0) 800 612 2142
Tel: +44 (0) 208 144 2201
Skype: uk2sales1

Billing:  (9am – 5pm GMT Monday to Friday)

Tel: +44 (0) 845 276 8020

Technical Support: (24 x 7)

Tel: +44 (0) 905 168 0086

 

Data Centers:

London, United Kingdom

Salt Lake City, United States

Atlanta, United States

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